Oven-Roasted Asparagus

"Feel free to add Italian or Greek herbs for extra seasoning. I used some sicilian seasoning with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I made 18 spears at once and just added a tablespoon of oil and adjusted the seasoning to suit. This was so tasty I couldn't stop eating it once it came out of the oven. Nice and crunchy and bursting with flavor. Recipe courtesy of about.com."
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  • To grill, follow instructions below except heat the grill instead of the oven, don't use a baking sheet, and turn once during cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Prepare the asparagus by snapping off the ends or trimming the very end and peeling the tough part with a vegetable peeler.
  • Put on a cookie sheet or baking pan.
  • Drizzle the oil over the asparagus. Follow with salt, pepper, herbs, and lemon.
  • Get in there with your hands and smear it all over.
  • Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender.

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  1. Boomette
    I used dried oregano and dried lavender. It was very good. Thanks AmyZoe :) Made for Cookbook tag game
  2. Jeri Roth Lande
    These were simple to make and tasted great. I found I needed to cook closer to 20 min to get the right degree of crispiness.
  3. Noor.Khalid
    This was a great companion to our chicken breast tonight. You really can't go wrong with this recipe as it adapts well to any combination of herbs and spices you like. I also added 1/4 of a lime juice to the mix as well. Highly recommended--thanks for posting, AmyZoe! :)
  4. nemokitty
    This is the ONLY way I eat asparagus now. This way it doesn't get all slimy and mushy. I can't believe I used to buy the asparagus in cans. Never again after tasting the oven roasted dish! Made for PAC Spring 2012.


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